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march 21 – Loitering bill out

Suffolk lawmakers defeat measure that would have hindered immigrant laborers gathering on streets

BY JAMES T. MADORE  james.madore@newsday.com

Suffolk lawmakers last night defeated a controversial anti-loitering bill aimed at immigrant day laborers who congregate along county roads to solicit work from passing motorists.

The 10-6 vote, with one abstention, came after hours of charged rhetoric from immigrant rights groups, civil libertarians, ministers and residents of Farmingville and other affected communities.

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/politics/ny-lisuff215138558

Congratulations! to all the folks who worked on this including the New York Immigration Coalition as well as the local Gamaliel Foundation Affiliate: LION!

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